JOSEPHINE AMPONSAH
V.
THE GHANA PRISON SERVICE

(2016) JELR 107599 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT No. BMISC. 326/2014 ·  16 May 2016 ·  Ghana
CORAM
JUSTICE GIFTY DEKYEM
Core Terms Beta
plaintiff
cpl josephine akosua amponsah
written charge
burden of proof
instant suit
supreme court
1st defendant
charge sheet
documentary evidence
trial proceedings
civil cases
disciplinary powers
disciplinary proceedings
order of the court
statement of claim
tabiri alias asare
2nd defendant
civil action
civil suit
cpl. linda akuamoah-boateng
cross examination
director general of the ghana prisons service
disciplinary authorities
employee of the ghana prisons service
evidence act
following issues
following reliefs
honourable court
justice of the case demands
legislative instrument make regulations
maclean ohene duodu
meaning of section
necessary action
plaintiff’s case
plaintiff’s witness statement
prison form no.
prisons officer
prisons training school
provisions of the prisons service act
statutory duty
such letters

JUDGMENT 

Plaintiff until 7th February, 2013, was an employee of the Ghana Prisons Service (GPS). 1st Defendant is the Director General of the Ghana Prisons Service. 2nd Defendant is the principal legal advisor to the Government of Ghana and  represented 1st Defendant in the instant suit. 

Plaintiff averred in her statement of claim that, in August, 2012, whilst  recruitment was being carried out at the GPS, she received four appointment  letters from a gentleman who claimed to be a national security agent. According  to Plaintiff, such letters were referred to as ‘protocol’ which the said national  security agent gave to her to be given to sportsmen who would like to join the  GPS. Plaintiff averred that, she gave the letters to four persons she knew to be  sportsmen. Plaintiff stated that, on presentation of the letters to the GPS Training  School, it was detected the letters were not genuine. Consequently, Plaintiff was arrested and granted Police Enquiry Bail. Plaintiff averred th…

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